How We Got Here / Who We Are

About apollogreen

The only legal way to grow, sell and export cannabis in Canada is to become a Health Canada licensed producer. This involves a multi-year, multi-step application and approval process. apollogreen was among the first wave of Canadian businesses to submit an application to Health Canada.

In July 2019, apollogreen was granted three licences for standard cultivation, standard processing and federal medical sales. We have since entered the global B2B cannabis market with a state-of-the-art facility now fully operational about 20 minutes east of downtown Ottawa.

When introducing a new genetic for commercial production, instead of spending several months to optimize crops from seed to harvest, licensed producers can purchase apollogreen’s premium quality, disease-free plantlets and go to market within weeks!

By selling starter plants in the B2B market, we fulfill our mission—to help large and small licensed producers REDUCE risks, SAVE time, as well as INCREASE their yields and margins. 

Meet the apollogreen Team

Tyler F. R. LeBlanc
Tyler F. R. LeBlanc
Director & Co-Founder 

Tyler is the visionary behind apollogreen. He led the rigorous Health Canada application process and steered the company toward a focus on genetics, innovation and the development of proprietary high-yield cultivation methodology. Tyler also built relationships with an extensive network of cannabis experts.

Richard St-Jacques
Richard St-Jacques
Vice-President

As the founder/co-founder and a board member of six companies, Richard is a serial entrepreneur and revenue generator with 25+ years of experience spearheading R&D and innovation management. Richard was instrumental in setting the groundwork for apollogreen’s partnership with a global leader in the field of plant genetic tissue culture and micropropagation based in the UK.

Sébastien Proulx
Sébastien Proulx
Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder

Sébastien has more than a decade of experience in project management, construction, building operations, and team leadership. Before taking a hands-on role to oversee operations at apollogreen, Sébastien managed a multimillion-dollar portfolio of commercial and residential properties.

Daniel Thibault
Daniel Thibault
Master Grower and Co-Founder

Daniel is an experienced cultivator who has set up, managed and consulted for dozens of Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) and Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) cannabis projects across Canada. He specializes in helping clients maximize yield (in some cases, by 200%) while improving efficiency for personal production.

 

Hees Ham
Hees Ham
Interim CFO

 Hees is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 20 years experience running multiple businesses.  He co-founded ExitCertified in 2001 to provide a premium solution to the IT Training and Education markets driving strategy and growth.  He helped take the startup to over $35 million in revenue and in 2016 sold the business.  Hees holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honors from Queen’s University and is a Top Forty Under 40 recipient with the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce.   

Carlo Bevilacqua
Carlo Bevilacqua
Vice President, Business Development & Marketing

Carlo joins the team in 2020 to lead sales, customer operations and marketing. His leadership brings over 25 years of  operations , consumer goods, sales, business development, customer service and strategic management experience, complimented with 7 years in the Cannabis industry. Carlo’s tenure has held senior leadership or executive roles with Canadian L.P.’s and International  brands including Canopy Growth Corporation, Tweed Brands & LiveWell Canada where he led global customer service,  business development  and national retail operations.

Janine Henderson
Janine Henderson
Executive Assistant 

Janine, (B.A. Honours, MCA), keeps things flowing and on track at apollogreen. She provides a vast knowledge base of transferable work experience from the fields of government relations, health care and law.  Janine also has proven abilities in advocacy, events coordination, fundraising and human resources management.